poly·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ ˌpä-lē-ˌən-ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce polyunsaturated (audio) \

Definition of polyunsaturated

of an oil or fatty acid
: having many double or triple bonds in a molecule — compare monounsaturated

Examples of polyunsaturated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are the heart-healthy choices. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 30 Mar. 2022 Specifically, slower finishers consumed significantly less monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats than faster runners, as well as significantly less potassium and magnesium. Amby Burfoot, Outside Online, 4 June 2020 Fish oil is a polyunsaturated fat that contains two types of omega-3 fatty acids — eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, which the human body does not naturally produce in large quantities. Bryony Gilbey, chicagotribune.com, 11 Apr. 2021 The polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids inside can help nourish your hair and scalp and prevent dryness. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 17 Feb. 2021 The two main types of polyunsaturated fats are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, essential fats that our bodies cannot make on their own but need for many essential functions, the American Heart Association (AHA) explains. Sarah-jane Bedwell, SELF, 30 Sep. 2020 But fatty acids, specifically certain polyunsaturated fatty acids, are crucial to healthy skin function. A.a. Newton, SELF, 28 Aug. 2019 When looking for an oil to use in cooking, those with high levels of monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats that lower cholesterol are preferred. Ashley May, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2020 Among its pros, unsweetened almond milk is lower in carbs and sugar than a lot of other options, and is a good source of polyunsaturated fats and vitamins A and E. Unsweetened varieties have no sugar and just 2.5 grams of fat. Jenna Birch, Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2019 See More

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Polyunsaturated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyunsaturated. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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poly·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ ˌpäl-ē-ˌən-ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd How to pronounce polyunsaturated (audio) \

Medical Definition of polyunsaturated

of an oil, fat, or fatty acid
: having in each molecule many chemical bonds in which two or three pairs of electrons are shared by two atoms — compare monounsaturated

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